Live Migration

Live migration refers to the process of cloning a running virtual machine in a different host without disconnecting the original machine.

To perform a live migration of a Hyper-V VM,

    • Navigate to the Virtual EnvironmentHyper-VRestore.
    • Click Initiate Restore button at the top of the screen.
    • Enter a distinguishable name for the restore operation for future references.
    • In the Restore Type drop-down box, select Live Migration.
    • Select the host where you want to restore the virtual machine to from the Destination Host drop-down box.
    • In the Select Datastore field, select the datastore to which you wish to restore to.
    • In the Resource Pool field, select the resource pool for the VM.
    • Select the VMs that you wish to restore by clicking the icon in the Select VMs field.
    • In the pop-up that appears, click on the Select Server down-box at the top right corner.
    • Select the VMs that you wish to restore.
    • Select the restore point that you wish to restore to and click Save.
    • Select Power On VMs after Restore if you wish to boot the virtual machine immediately after restoration.
    • Click Restore.
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